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Professor
$67K-$82K / yr. (est.)
$68K
$75,099 / year
$83K
Average base salary
The salary information provided is based on data collected from various reliable sources and may vary depending on individual qualifications and other factors.

About Professor

What does a Professor do?

As professors, we teach graduate classes in different subjects and niches. We often offer our services in the development of syllabus and course materials. It is our responsibility to supervise the postgraduate students and provide assistance in their research work. We are responsible for publishing academic articles in published journals. Moreover, we attend academic and research conferences along with serving on committees. Our duties include writing down proposals for academic grants and delivering the proposal presentations. We deliver the course material to students after in-depth curriculum development. In addition, we conduct the investigations, research, and fieldwork and design the reports.

Core tasks:

  • taking part in faculty and committee meetings
  • reviewing the teaching materials and teaching methods for improvement
  • assisting with interviews and recruitment

Insights

How Many Years of Experience Do Professionals Need Before Becoming Professor?
On average, people work 5-7 years in other positions prior to becoming a Professor.
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ProfessorAtlanta, GA - 8 months ago
this infographic oversimplifies the path to becoming a professor. don't fall for it! 😒
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ProfessorSeattle, WA - 7 months ago
😤 5-7 years? This must be a joke. I've worked for over a decade in academia before earning my title. This infographic is misleading.
How Long Do Professor Employees Typically Stay in Their Roles?
On average, Professors works in this position for 5+ years across multiple employers.
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ElectricianHouston, TX - 7 months ago
Look, y'all, as an electrician with 7+ years on the job, experience doesn't always translate to quality. Educational qualifications are vital for being a professor, but hands-on skills are equally important. 👷
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Graphic DesignerMiami, FL - 7 months ago
I've been working as a graphic designer for six years, and the creative industry thrives on fresh perspectives and diverse experiences. I believe a professor should embrace change and encourage new ideas. 🎨
What Is the Job Hopper Score for Professor Employees?
Moderate job changes in Professor, showing some career movement without excessive turnover.
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Graduate Teaching AssistantHouston, TX - 7 months ago
I'm currently a GTA, and taking on different roles in academia allows us to acquire diverse skill sets. It's a step towards becoming a professor in the future!
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Post Doctoral ResearcherBoston, MA - 7 months ago
Starting as a postdoctoral researcher, it's essential to network and gain expertise across different institutes. It paves the way to secure a tenure-track professorship later on. 🔬

Career path

Path to job

Discover a Professor's areas of knowledge sorted by their majors.
Explore the list of higher education institutions that a Professor typically studied at.
Harvard University
University of California-Berkeley

Path after job

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Demographics

What Is the Age and Gender Ratio of Professor Employees?
Gender ratio in Professor position: 0.687711178470932 Male and 0.312288821529068 Female. Age ratio in Professor position: 16-20: 2%, 21-30: 25%, 31-40: 36%, 41-50: 22%, 51-60: 10%, 60+: 5%. Professor position is predominantly male (68.8%) with the largest age group being 31-40 years old, followed by 21-30 years old.
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ProfessorSeattle, WA - 7 months ago
It's disheartening to see that the age distribution skews so heavily towards the middle-aged. We need more opportunities for young and senior academics! 😞
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ProfessorNew York City, NY - 7 months ago
Good grief, we're living in the 21st century, and the gender gap is STILL so stark. When are we going to address this systemic issue? 😤

Workplaces

Who Are the Top Employers for Professor?
Top employers of Professor position: Texas A&M University, University of Florida, University of Michigan. People who work in Professor position most typically go on to work for the Texas A&M University.
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ProfessorMiami, FL - 7 months ago
University of Florida is a renowned institution, glad to see them recognized as a top employer for professors!
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LecturerSan Francisco, CA - 7 months ago
Wow, Texas A&M University dominates the top employer list! They must be doing something right.
Texas A&M University
University of Florida
University of Michigan
What Industries Does Professor Typically Have Experience In?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of Professor: Education, Health Care, Professional / Scientific / Technical, Administrative & Support, Religious / Grantmaking / Civic. Professor employees most likely come from a Education industry background.
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Research AssistantHouston, TX - 7 months ago
Without research assistants, Professors would be drowning in paperwork. We deserve a shoutout too!
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Student AdministrationPhiladelphia, PA - 7 months ago
Why are Professors always complaining? We're the ones paying their salaries! 😡

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Discussion about Professor

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Do a lot of women work as a Professor?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Mostly men choose this job, but women also choose this.
How old are people who work as a Professor?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
The typical age is 37.
How much experience do you need to work as a Professor?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
You should work for 6 years on average to become a Professor.
Which industries should a Professor consider working in?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Most typically work in the Education industry.
What kind of degree is needed to work as a Professor?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
A Doctor of Philosophy degree could not hurt if you want to be a Professor
As a Professor, which company should I definitely check out for jobs?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
If you are a Professor you should definitely apply for Texas A&M University, University of Florida, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota and University of Washington
How many years of experience as a Professor is needed in average to switch to another position?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
You should work for more than 5 years before considering changing to another role.
How likely is it for people working as a Professor to switch companies still working as a Professor?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
a Professor is not a typical job hopper, but might change companies.
What do people usually work as before switching to Professor?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Typical prior positions for a Professor are Associate Professor, Assistant Professor or Adjunct Professor
Working as a Professor what job titles should I consider to switch to?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Dean, Department Chair or Adjunct Professor can be a good next step
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